At my school, The Walking Classroom is something that both teachers and students look forward to each week. Even though we have just wrapped up our first nine weeks, I have already seen a huge change in the way my students collaborate with each other. In large part, I believe it is due to the wonderful lessons and discussions we have taken part in from listening to the podcasts.
From a teacher’s point of view, I am so thankful for the thought and detail included within each podcast. My students have just completed their first listen through of Volcanoes (Combined-#138, 4-#76, STEM-#19). This podcast has tied in wonderfully with the current reading and science standards we are working on.
Not only is the podcast jam-packed with incredible information about volcanoes, but it ties in a health literacy lesson about eating fruits and vegetables, along with the character value of respect. The Walking Classroom truly understands the struggles a teacher faces when there are so many standards to teach in such a limited amount of time. The podcasts are geared to hit multiple ideas and concepts; and for that, I am very grateful.
4th Grade Teacher
Bradley Creek Elementary School
Debbie Brand says
I agree! I love how calm my students are after a walk and the discussion that follows is one I look forward to. Now I’m looking forward to our weather improving so we can get outside again! Fresh air makes such a difference!